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ABC
Feb 3, 2011 11:00am PST
. the other big story in egypt is the treatment of journalists. president obama spoke out on the suspect demanding detained reporters and human rights activists be freed. they took them away from the heart of the protest, this after they atooked journalists. a british journalist was severely beaten today. cnn anderson cooper tweeted he was attacked again today. this time his vehicle window was smashed. the u.s. calls it an attempt to intimidate the press and suppress the reporting what's really happening. while the egyptian government has accused the media of being sympathetic to protestors. president obama is praying for egypt. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn on egypt, and throughout the world. >> he spoke this morning at the annual national prayer breakfast in washington. mr. obama has called on egyptian president hosni mubarak to begin transitions to a more democratic system but stopped short of saying he must step down now. >> the husband of gabby gifford gave t
ABC
Feb 15, 2011 11:00am PST
hours. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. president obama is defending hills new budget as one of tough choices. he held a news conference that lasted more than an hour addressing two crises, the federal government and the middle east. >> kristen, president obama is visiting the bay area this thursday to meet with leaders in the tech industry and hoping to get their support for his just released 2012 budget. with the nation' deficit going up, president obama says his new proposed budget will keep going down. >> we've taken a scalp to the budget rather than a machete. >> he will save the country $400 billion over the next decade. also cutting healthcare costs while at the same time making sure every american can afford its. the president says that's the point of his affordable act. >> the deficits are going to be $50 budget lower. >> they call it dead on arrival. the president has presented us with a budget that spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much and that costs jobs and opportunities. >> a nation more than $14 trillion in the red. how much is that? if yo
ABC
Feb 18, 2011 11:00am PST
. mr. obama will appoint intel president and ceo paul otallini. interesting since otallini criticized policies and failed to create jobs or boost consumer confidence. two interesting pictures from last night's gathering to show you the venture capital at woodside. it shows the president and a virtual who's who of silicon valley. steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, john chambers of cisco, google's schmidt and there are others. the white house spokesman said much of the group discussion last night centered on ways to invest in innovation and job growth in the public sector. republicans are quick to point out ten of the 12 people at the kinnear last night here in the silicon valley are contributors to president obama and they say this is really a poorly disguised campaign swing, albeit an early one, for the next presidential election. they also have trouble with some of the money he wants to spend on all his projects. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. oakland police say they're now closing an investigation into allegations of sexual acts involving second graders inside an oakland el
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 11:00am PST
in concord, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> president obama is callings for a six-year $63 billion spending plan for high-speed rails. he's requesting $8 billion in spending for what he'll submit to congress. much could be directed to california's high-speed rail process. vice president biden tried to say it would create jobs and loosen the economy. >> raise productivity, promotes and creates jobs. not just the job it creates just for the structure, the job it creates for the consequence of productivity. >> if approved, the money would go toward developing or improving trains that travel 250 mph and connect existing rail lines to new projects. they say any new high-speed rail investments should concentrate on the east-west corridor instead of california. >> job openings fell for the second p straight month in december. the labor department says employers advertised nearly 3 million jobs. that's a drop of almost 140,000 from november and the lowest number of jobs since september. abc 7 is trying to help. less than an hour from now we're cosponsoring a free job fair. don sanchez is live in co
ABC
Feb 23, 2011 11:00am PST
:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. >> president obama is planning to call new zealand's president later today to reiterate u.s. support for the country devastated by a powerful earthquake two days ago. >> teams are rushing in with help. jenelle joins us with the latest. >> it's now 8 a.m. thursday morning in new zealand. search and rescue teams continue looking for survivors. anyone trapped under the rubble has now been buried 43 hours and counting (screams) >> new pictures emerging showing the horror of the 6.2 earthquake and aftermath as dust covers the city. >> oh, my god. >> you can hear this man' panicked voice as he runs outside with his camera to see the devastation. >> my gosh. people are in there? >> and pictures from the epicenter of tuesday's quake hones the story of must have had and debris covering the roads. crews rescued 120 people. some needed limbs amputated to free them from the rubble. the search continues for survivors. more than 300 are still missing. >> hello! >> tragic news the death toll now at 75 and counting. police believe dozens are
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 11:00am PST
also said the obama administration will consider the egyptian government's actions in reviewing decisions about $1.5 billion in u.s. aid to egypt. they urged egyptian president hosni mubarak to stop the violence but stopped short of saying he should step down immediately. journalists are now being attacked they say by pro-mubark recruiters. we'll be following the developments all day and, of course, bring you the latest at 5 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much. back here at home more than three-quarters of the nation is feeling the effects of record snow, coatings of ice and high winds steam rolling from texas and the midwest all the way to new england. the blizzard is now considered the third worse in chicago history. 250 drivers had to be rescued from the city's lake shore drive overnight. some were stranded for five hours it is. >> frozen, nothing's moving. it's just like insane. >> we know that hundreds of people were very inconvenienced and we apologize for that. >> more than a million americans could be without power by this afternoon because of downed lines. and more t
ABC
Feb 4, 2011 11:00am PST
the square and launched an attack. president obama and his administration have been in constant communication with top egyptian officials trying to put pressure on egyptian president hosni mubarak as soon as possible. >> other president's made it very clear he would like to see that move reasonably quickly. but at the same time in the end this is really up to the egyptian people and egyptian government. >> the president who spoke exclusively says he's determined to stay in power until the elections in september. he says if he steps down now there could be more chaos and unrest in egypt. protestors in the square are feeling empowered. i just spoke with a professor in cairo who has spent every day in that square. he says there's a lot of stability and kindness there and for the first time ever the people feel like they finally have a voice. >> the sense of excitement, the sense of thinking the people now own their destiny. they have a future to aspire to. they have something to look up to. >> but the professor also says there's a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety not knowing what's going to h
ABC
Feb 7, 2011 11:00am PST
wishes to him and his family. today president obama spoke briefly about the events in egypt. he says they are making progress toward a path out of their political crisis. he would not comment on the talks between egypt's vice president and opposition groups which occurred on sunday. >>> authorities are trying to piece together the chain of events in a frightening home invasion robbery near gilroy this morning. three men broke into his house and tied him up. the man told investigators they got a combination to his safe where they took a number of guns and also stole his pickup truck. >> we are trying to ascertain more information regarding the victim's relationship with them and from there we'll see more. >> they found the truck in the santa cruz mountains. homeowner gave authorities a vague description of two of the suspects saying they were in late 20s with slim builds. >> pg&e is investigating an explosion at a east bay mud facility in walnut creek. it happened this morning at a water pumping station near putnam boulevard. you can see the fire is smoldering of the transformer. it k
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 11:00am PST
. >> the city of berkeley may be ready to help the obama administration with one of its thorniest problems. the city council will vote next week on a resolution to invite two detainees from quantanamo bay to move to town. one is a russian ballet dancer. the other is a famous algerian chef. both have been cleared of wrong-doing. they will live with local families and nonprofits will help them find work. critics say a new federal law discourages these offers plus berkeley has enough troubles already. >> this year marks the 100th year of california women gaining the right to vote. the long battle for women's suffrage is depicted in exhibition on display at san jose state university at the martin luther king jr. library there. the president of the san francisco league of women voters says it was sometimes a painful fight as depicted in the movie iron jaw angels. >> women were arrested in front of the white house during the administration. >> california was the sixth state to give women the right to vote in 1911 but it took congress until 1920 to pass the 19th amendment to give women across the
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 11:00am PST
. >> president obama is going to send to could think congress a $3.7 trillion budget it calls for massive cuts through the next decade but wo taxes would jump for some and college grants would drop. john hendron has details from washington. >> the white house says beware, hidden in the $3.7 trillion budget is pain. >> the only way we can make these investments in our future is if our government lives within the means. >> what kind of things, college grants. hundred million dollars in cuts to that program. for those earning more than $200,000 a year, your taxes would go up. the president would eliminate some of the bush tax cuts extended at the end of 2010 and limit tax deductions on home mortgages and community block grants that help fund low income housing would be cut by $300 million. states would lose grant money for airports and water treatment plants. the president would cut $2.5 billion in home heating assistance for the poor. >> the budget includes new spending, investments and research and development, transportation and education highlighted at a school outside baltimore. >> these inv
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 11:00am PST
because president obama signed an act last month prohibiting the u.s. for paying for the relocation of cleared detainees. in the end berkeley's resolution did not get the five votes needed to pass. disgraced fund street manager bernie madoff is talking for the first time since his conviction and one of the biggest ponzi schemes in history. some of the biggest banks and hedge funds were complicit in his scheme but would not say way institutions were involved. they are suing j. p. morgan chase in an attempt to get some money back from the investors he defrauded out of billions. the bank denies doing anything wrong. madoff is serving a life sentence. >> a teacher suspended for her profanity-laced blocking says she was telling the truth about students unwilling to work hard at school. natalie monroe who's eight months' pregnant was suspended with pay after students say she discovered a blog that show wrote like a diary to her friends. things like saying i hate your kid were tongue-in-cheek. >> i mean, it was not meant for everybody to see, but if it's gonna get out there, maybe it will
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 11:00am PST
on this arrest at 5:00 and 6:00. >> president obama will arrive in the bay area in just a few hours to push his plan to spend billions more on education, clean energy, and jobs. this will be a quick 24 hour trip for the president, and his 8th official visit to the bait area. he will have an intimate dinner at a private location with several hi-tech executives. that guess list hasn't been officially released but they including mark zekkerberg and google ceo eric schmidt. >> anti-government protests around the world. new social media is fueling even more revolutions but some are turning deadly. >> and tracking drugs at the lab. the study that raises concerns about some >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> a day of rage is brewing acrest the middle east and north africa. tens of thousands of demonstrators are gearing up in libya, yemen and bahrain. these fueled by the new social media. jenelle with the latest. >> cheryl, demonstrators across the middle east have started facebook.com pages and are tweeting away hoping to round up as many people as possible to try and overth
ABC
Feb 24, 2011 11:00am PST
following all the new developments. >> kristen, the obama administration says it will throw its weight behind a european effort to expel libya from the human rights body and looking at the alleged tragedies of the regimen. the government just announced it has frozen any assets belonging to qaddafi in switzerland. >> state tv was called by qaddafi today and blamed the revolution on osama bin laden saying al-queda followers had given young libyans hallucinogenic drugs to get them to vote. it may appear like a pro-democracy movement but a former c.i.a. agent tracking down osama bin laden thinks otherwise. >> i think it's dangerous towards america. things are going towards islam but not going towards secular democracy in all these countries. >> meantime more members of qaddafi's inner circle have defected including one of his top lieutenants of 40 years. two libyan pilots chose to eject and crash their fighter plane instead of bombing the second largest citi, the heart of the uprising. they have gained control of the entire even half of libya. >> it's not civil war, there is revolution. th
ABC
Feb 10, 2011 11:00am PST
immediately. just the past 30 minutes president obama addressed it in michigan. >> we've been following egypt very closely and we'll have more to say when this plays out. what is absolutely clear is we are witnessing history unfold. the moment of transformation that's taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> on state tv this morning video showed about two dozen meeting without president mubarak. a possible sign that both are being pushed out of power. but mubarak and silamar did meet on their own today. no word what they discussed. tonight the crowd was told all your demands will be met. they roared with happiness and excitement but the minister denied that mubarak will resign immediately. it's been a tense 17 days in cairo as you can see last week supporters violently clashed with anti-government supporters killing and injuring hundreds. they have been pushing for a transition government that focuses on fair elections this egypt this september. >> i got the same information you did that there's a strong likelihood mub
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